HC Deb 04 May 1938 vol 335 c904W
Mr. A. Herbert

asked the Minister for the Co-ordination of Defence how much petroleum enters the Port of London in a year; how much on any given day is stored on or near the banks of the Thames; and whether he will refer the matter to the Committee of Imperial Defence?

Sir T. Inskip:

In reply to the first part of the question, the figure for 1936 was 926,000,570 gallons of crude petroleum and petroleum products. It would not be in the public interest to divulge the information asked for in the second part of the question. As to the third part, the Committee of Imperial Defence are fully aware of the position.